Assessing Our Self Esteem: Cultivating Positive Self Esteem

How do we assess our self esteem?One of the consequences of having low self esteem is not wanting to put ourselves in strange situations. So going to a professional and asking for a ‘self esteem test’ is just not something we would be likely to do. The benefit of the internet is that we can…

Foodie Friday: Cajun Seafood Pasta

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta || Jerene’s Shrimp Recipe || Jerene’s Eats Jerene’s Eats #tastyshrimprecipes #cajunfettucinealfredo Hey there foodies! 😃👨‍🍳👩‍🍳 Thanks for stopping by. Today you’re gonna be experiencing an irresistible but easy Shrimp dish with a Cajun/Creole flavour to it. It does have a little heat but that heat comes with flavour and is totally…

Willing To Heal

We cannot begin a journey without our willingness to do so. Without our willingness to do whatever it takes to heal, we will not begin the journey of healing and evolving our souls. Doing whatever it takes means that we are ready and willing to feel, learn about and take full responsibility for our own…

Self Confidence Increase

Are you looking into ways to help you gain more confidence? Are you lacking belief in yourself? Do you think that you are a weak person…mentally/physically? Would you like to be more care-free ?One of my many weaknesses was that I was very paranoid about what other people thought of me. I was desperate for…

What Does it Mean to Self Improve?

Self improvement has become mainstream. In the last few years, since I have been writing articles and submitting them to various sites, I have noticed that the category of “Self Improvement” has been showing up lately when it was never there before. To me, this is very good news. But what does it really mean…

Happiness Takes Work: 5 Choices that Cultivate Happiness

All of us have met people who just seem to be happy most of the time. Perhaps you have assumed that these people are just naturally happy, or that they are lucky people who have an easy life, or they had really loving parents. Most of the time, nothing could be further from the truth….

Herbal Soap Recipe For Eczema

HERBAL SOAP RECIPE FOR ECZEMA Posted ByTaila Jenelle If you’re living with eczema, bathing may cause more pain than pleasure. However, there is hope! Switching from commercial soaps to an herb-infused soap recipe for eczema may be all you need to start to feel some relief. A few months back we walked through how to create…

Mental Exercise: Cease Every Moment (Not just the Day)

“Every day is a collection of moments. How many of them can you live with God? Start where you are and grow from there.” – John Ortberg One of the greatest lessons we learn in Mindful living and in Mindfulness courses is that we must try our best to be mentally present in each moment…

7 Days to Self Improvement

I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve read and watched entertainment media speaking on the failed relationships of different celebrities…I feel very indifferent towards these topics because, in reality, their relationships have absolutely no effect on my life. I find it to be so strange that we often see movie and TV…

Internal Peace (Finding Peace of Mind)

What does internal peace look like for you?Is it a place of sanctuary where you can come home from stressful situations and find refuge? Is it a place where you can simply be yourself without putting on the façades that you don throughout the day so that people won’t know how you truly feel? Or…

Keeping Others Happy (But NOT to your own detriment)

To give happiness is considered a virtue. So if the opportunity makes itself available, why not take advantage of it? If I accidentally step on someone’s foot on a busy street, and the other person is not ready to accept my apologies, but thinks the he will be happy by beating me to a pulp,…

Managing the Fear of Loneliness

At some point in our lives we will experience being alone…unfortunately there are some people who greatly fear being alone, for one reason or another. So let’s just jump right to it…The first thing we all must learn is how to be comfortable with ourselves and having the self confidence that it takes to be…

Managing My Resistance: Learning to Flow with What Life Offers

One of the things tht interest me most about conflict is the tendency to resist it and the ways in which this resistance causes me to miss key moments, when I might respond with purpose and intention but do not. Resistance is a reactive habit. When I resist, I am on auto pilot, and I…

Spring Greens Vinegar (Preserving Wild Herbs)

Spring Greens Vinegar Herbal vinegars are a simple and delicious way to preserve wild herbs! Since minerals are readily extracted by vinegar, herbal vinegars are also the perfect preparation for mineral-rich herbs such as dandelion leaf, violet, nettle, and red clover. For a nourishing boost to meals, incorporate this infused vinegar into salad dressings and…

Mental Exercise: Art and Creativity

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton There’s a time for work and a time for play. Unfortunately, us adults focus so much of our time working that we don’t allow our inner child to play and just have simple carefree fun. We we were children…

Foodie Friday: Mongolian Beef and Spring Onions

Mongolian Beef Recipe| Yummier than P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef | 蒙古牛肉 | Crispy Easy Mongolian Beef Yummies4Dummies Cooking Channel How to make the Mongolian Beef that is Better Than Chinese Restaurant Takeout. I will share with you the Secrets to the Best Mongolian Beef!!! For full recipe and language translation, visit https://goo.gl/MXtHtM and click on…

Unlocking Your Self Improvement Power

When we look at a certain object, a painting for example – we won’t be able to appriciate the picture in front of us…if the painting is held an inch away from our faces. But if we pull the painting away a few feet or more, we will have a much more clear view of…

Feeling Your Feelings

There is an old joke about a man who is walking home along the street in the early hours of a weekend and he sees another man, who is obviously very drunk, on his hands and knees, searching for something. “What are you looking for?” he asks the drunk man. “My house keys” the man…

Looking Through a Window

Living in today’s metropolitan world of cellular phones, mobile computers and other high-tech gadgets is not just hectic but very impersonal. We make money and then invest our time and effort in making more money. Does it end? Not usually because we are never satisfied. How many times have we convinced ourselves that if only…

Finding Yourself by Healing Yourself (Shadow Work)

People today are starting to recognize the value of self-talk. At one time people thought of those that talked to self as someone with a mental ailment. This is not true today. Experts are recognizing that self-talk is a healthy tool that we all can use to find answers to our questions and resolve many…

New Thoughts

New thoughts can come from taking a new perspective on things. One way to do that is to challenge the assumptions that exist. For example, is love really a feeling of desire or attachment? This is a common assumption, but what if we challenge this? New Thoughts on Love Desire and attachment can be strong…

Overcoming Depression

Identifying Depression Depression, like most mental illnesses, runs the continuum of severity. It can be mild or major. It can last from hours to months. It can involve anxiety symptoms as well. Depression is primarily characterized by sadness and/or loss of pleasure in nearly all activities. Additionally, there may be symptoms such as changes in…

Meadowsweet Tea with Rose

Posted By Herbal Academy This meadowsweet tea recipe offers a chance to calm the mind and gently soothe aches and pains while hydrating the body. A great way to practice self-care, this cup of herbal tea contains ingredients known to quiet a busy mind.  Also known as Queen of the Meadow, meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) flower appears…

Mental Workout: Self-Care is NOT Selfish

This activity will probably be most effective after a short meditation session…after meditation, we tend to be a bit more open minded and susceptible to new ideas. “Self-Care is never a selfish act. It is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have. I was put on Earth to offer others. “ – Parker…

Are You Worried?

A friend of mine has this quotation on his wall: “I know worry works because nothing I worry about ever happens.” -Unknown I think I must believe that, because I worry a lot – and about the most insignificant things. I worry about the big things, of course, like health, relationships, and finances. But I’m…

Foodie Friday: Berry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumble Bars | Simple Breakfast Recipe SweetTreats 10 minute prep, one bowl, and no mixer…these blueberry bars are such an easy recipe! The crust and oatmeal topping are one and the same…making less dishes and time spent in the kitchen 🙂 Buttery and packed with blueberry flavour, you will love them! If you do…

It Cost Nothing to Smile!

Being around positive people is a goal we should all strive for in our lives. These are the people who tend to be the most happy and most optimistic…the people who look at the glass as being half full. Too often many of us are walking through life in, what seems to be, a perpetual…

Eliminating Stress and Anxiety To Cultivate Resilience

“We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein Levels of resiliency differ from one individual to another, when the time comes for us to face difficult situations in our lives. Sit back and, honestly, answer theses questions: 1. Do you worry constantly and cycle…

September Letter from TL: On Resilience

The dictionary defines Resilience as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. And/or the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape’ elasticity. Psychologists define Resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy. or significant sources of stress… For the month of September we will…

Green Cabbage

Vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants, anticancer properties proven by scientific studies, protects the pancreas and the gastro intestinal tract thanks to its anti-inflammatory action The cabbage, scientific name Brassica oleracea var capitata, is a plant of the Brassicaceae or Cruciferae family characterized by smooth and well-closed leaves. Green cabbage is a delicious ingredient for your…

Increasing Engagement with your Life

Reflect below how you are relating to your experiences today.Daily reflections will reveal which patterns to be more mindful of. So far today, have you brought kind awareness to your:Thoughts?Heart?Body?None of the Above? 1. In what ways did you engage with life during this period of time? 2.In what ways did your engagement bring meaning…

Foodie Friday: Vegetarian Sloppy Joe

Vegan Sloppy Joes Two Ways! 🍔 Episode 97 That Chocolate Veganoh yea Sloppy Joes done two ways was a success! If you swap out the 2 “meats” then make sure you change amounts of ingredients i.e. the crumbles were 14 or 16 ounces versus the lentils being 2 cups. Here is the website for the…

The Root of Low Self-Esteem

There is no single factor that we can consider as the pool from which low self-confidence comes from. In fact, it is the accumulation of mishaps and lacks in the past that we are failing to unearth and give due remedy. It is the outcome of our failure to recognize who we truly are and…

Meditation Apps

The one question I get a lot from my Meditation students and from the readers of this site is: Do Meditation Apps really work? As a meditation instructor who specializes in traditional forms of meditation, I will say this: Meditation Apps work, just not the way you may think… Wait, what? The idea behind an…

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts fight inflammation and don’t make you fat… A healthy snack? A cup of green tea and a small cup of dried fruit, walnuts, cashews and, in particular, hazelnuts! But hazelnuts can also be added to salads, muesli or yogurt. In fact, hazelnuts are not only tasty but they are also able to fight chronic…

Doing What You Want

REFLECT BELOW HOW YOU ARE RELATINGTO YOUR EXPERIENCES TODAY. Daily reflections will reveal which patterns to be more mindful of So far today, have you brought kind awareness to your:Thoughts? Heart? Body? None of the Above? What did you want to do:● At home?● At work?● Anywhere else?● With yourself? Did you do it? If…

Foodie Friday: Caramel Flan

THE BEST MEXICAN CREAMY BAKED FLAN | LA MEJOR RECETA DE FLAN AL ORNO Views on the roadHello & welcome to the Views Kitchen! Today we’ll be showing you how to make the best creamy baked flan. The list of ingredients can be found below, thank you for subscribing and liking our content. As always…

Self Increase

Everyone takes pride with all the things that we possess. May it be the achievements that we had, or the present living that we were able to produce, each one of us has become an achiever on our own. Many of us may have denied this truth though. But you see, it is obvious…everybody is…

Positive Attitude

Definition of a Positive Attitude Just to put it out there in clear terms, here is a checklist of what a positive attitude is and what it involves. Use this checklist to make sure your attitude is 100% positive. A positive person will have the following characteristics: • Upbeat and cheerful • Looks at the…